Candidate Support

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How Do I Know If I’m Ready To Work Or Volunteer?

In this post, writer Hannah Emery shares her tips and advice on how individuals with long-term conditions can consider whether they’re ready to work or volunteer. If you’re seeking meaningful work, sign up with Astriid today! Taking the first step into employment or volunteering when you have either been completely unable

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Identifying Your Transferable Skills

Time Management Often, people with chronic illnesses have to be proactive in planning how they use their time. We may have to structure activities around our ‘good’ and ‘bad’ spells during the working day or week, and ensure we have a sufficient balance between productivity and rest. As such, we’re

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CV writing

Tips for Writing A CV

Take some time to ‘brain-dump’ before you start crafting your CV Write down any and every job role or work experience placement you’ve had, all of your skills and assets, anything at all that could be worthwhile including. By having all of this information noted down in front of you,

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Best Practice

Job Interview Survival Guide

Planning and Preparation Think about any reasonable adjustments you might need during the interview, and request these as early as you can. You might benefit from participating remotely via video call, or from being located in an accessible ground-floor room with no stairs to contend with. Don’t be afraid of

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Interview Types

Face-to-face This is the traditional interview. It gives the most rounded view of the individual, their likes, skills, and attributes. It also can place them in a work setting to see how they adapt. However, due to social distancing face-to-face interviews may soon be in the minority. Phone call This

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Interview Tips

Ask yourself questions Prior to the interview, interview yourself. Ask yourself why you feel you would be perfect for this role, what makes you different from the other candidates and how you would make a significant difference to their workforce. Perhaps write down your answers to memorise or at least

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